[texhax] Known height text area or complex border

Konstantin Karapetyan kotya.karapetyan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 12:16:20 CET 2006

Hi everybody!

I need to draw a complex border around the document caption on the
title page. I make this border with



However putting the caption with \rput{\parbox} makes it not always
centered, depending on how long the caption is. So finetuning is
constantly required. Since I am trying to compose a document template,
this is very inconvenient.

The solution which would satisfy me would be to make a minipage, which
would fit into my fixed-size border, and within this minipage the text
would always be centered with, say, \vfill. However the \minipage
command doesn't permit specification of height, only width. Any

A very different approach: is it possible to specify a complex border
for \framebox? In this case I would have a non-fixed size border but
fixed white spacings around the text in the border.

Thanks in advance,

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